Norton County (meteorite)

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Norton County
Type Achondrite
Class Asteroidal achondrite
Group Aubrite
Country United States
Region Kansas
Coordinates 39°41′N 99°52′W / 39.683°N 99.867°W / 39.683; -99.867Coordinates: 39°41′N 99°52′W / 39.683°N 99.867°W / 39.683; -99.867[1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date February 18, 1948
TKW 1100 kg

Norton County is an Aubrite meteorite that fell in 1948 in Kansas, United States.


After a brilliant fireball and a loud noise, a very large shower of meteorites fell over a large area of Norton County (Kansas) and Furnas County (Nebraska).

Composition and classification[edit]

Norton County is a Ca-poor aubrite fragmental breccia.


The main mass (about 1,070 kilograms (2,360 lb)) is the center piece of the meteorite display at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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